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Amy Zipperer Receives Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award

Ms. Amy Zipperer, Georgia Military College Assistant Professor, was recognized as the 2008 recipient of the Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award during the Memorial Day Parade on May 16, 2008. This award recognizes exceptional teaching, mentoring and service to the college student body, and to successful accomplishment of GMC’s mission in higher education.

Dr. Mike Holmes, Ph.D., GMC Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, said, “Ms. Zipperer puts a tremendous amount of planning time into her classes and creates a unique portfolio of material for each class to ensure they include interactive learning and technology, while focusing on the visual culture of today’s college student. Each class is like a staged performance where the students are captivated by her teaching.”

Amy Zipperer, who teaches composition, literature, and public speaking at the Milledgeville campus, regularly volunteers to teach GMC 154, Character Above All, for the college. She has served as editor for Reflections, GMC’s Literary and Art magazine, and she has served as sponsor for the Drama Club. As a writer, Amy recently published two short stories, “How to be a Lonely Woman” for Quick Fiction, and “Zoey’s Kittens” for The Tusculum Review. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from Georgia College & State University.